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    Health Benefits of Soy

    In the contemporary times, soy products are selling like real hot cakes among people, owing to its multiple health benefits. In fact, in the supermarkets, exclusive shelves are dedicated to soy products. Today, the soy products are sailing smoothly in the list of youngster's favorite foods. Read further to explore information about the benefits of soy products

    Well, nothing better can be said about soy than saying that it is one of the most beneficial health maintenance products that ensure the well being of not just your heart, but your bones, prostate and immune system. Here, it becomes necessary to define as to what is this product called soy. Soy is the name given to all such products that are made from soybean, a grain native to Asia.

    Soy is a complete protein package, containing essential amino acids that are required by the body. Soy has very little fat content and that too the unsaturated fats, which are good for the body. The best part is that soy is cholesterol free, so the risk of artery blockage is minimized.

    A few health benefits of soy include prevention of prostate cancer, minimization of the risk of developing heart disease, healthy bones, improved immune system and many more. Soy is rich in fiber content and thus it aids the diabetic patients, by lowering their blood glucose level. So, incorporate soy products in your daily meals to promote your health fitness.


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    Soy Bean Nutrition

    Classed under the plant legume, Soy beans is mostly found in Southeast Asia. It is found in varied of sizes as well as seed coat colors, right from black, brown, blue, yellow or mottled. In terms of nutritional value, soybeans have a rich nutrient content. Apart from being an excellent source of proteins, it also contains all the essential fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, lecithin, riboflavin, thiamin, fiber, folic acid and iron. Soy beans are an imperative source of vegetable oil and protein. Most of the soy products act as perfect replacements for meat and dairy products specifically required for the vegans and vegetarians.

    Soy protein qualifies as one of the cheapest form of dietary protein available. For children, soy beans are effective in their growth and development. As for the content, soy beans comprises of considerable amounts of alpha-linolenic acid, omega-6 fatty acid and the isoflavones genistein and daidzein. While the isoflavones present reduces the risk of developing certain cancers, protein helps in lowering cholesterol levels. The Genistein, an isoflavone found in soybean, protects the body from the clutches of plague disease. To know more about the nutritional value of soy beans, browse through the following lines.

    Nutritional Values of Soybeans (per 100g)

    Nutrients Nutritional Value
    Water 8.5 g
    Energy 416 kcal
    Protein 36.5 g
    Fat (total lipid) 19.9 g
    Fatty acids, saturated 2.9 g
    Fatty acids, mono-unsaturated 4.4 g
    Fatty acids, poly-unsaturated 11.3 g
    Carbohydrates 30.2 g
    Fiber 9.3g
    Ash 4.9g
    Isoflavones 200 mg
    Calcium 277 mg
    Iron 15.7 mg
    Magnesium 280 mg
    Phosphorus 704 mg
    Potassium 1797 mg
    Sodium 2.0 mg
    Zinc 4.9 mg
    Copper 1.7 mg
    Manganese 2.52 mg
    Selenium 17.8 g
    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 6.0 mg
    Thiamin (vitamin B1) 0.874 mg
    Riboflavin (vitamin B2) 0.87 mg
    Niacin (vitamin B3) 1.62 mg
    Panthotenic acid (vitamin B5) 0.79 mg
    Vitamin B6 0.38 mg
    Folic acid 375 g
    Vitamin B12 0.0g
    Vitamin A 2.0g
    Vitamin E 1.95 mg



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    Soy Milk Health Benefits

    Soy milk is a healthy beverage made from soybeans; it is nutritionally close to cow's milk. It can be a good alternative for people who don’t like drinking cow's milk. Soy milk contains approximately the same amount of protein (3.5%) as cow's milk, 2% fat, 2.9% carbohydrate and 0.5% ash. It can be easily made at home; however, it is readily available in most of the markets. Health benefits of soya milk are abound; check out the benefits, advantages, calories, and nutritional value of Soy milk.

    Benefits of Soy Milk
    1. First benefit of soy milk is that, it has extra protein and fiber.
    2. Soy milk has isoflavones, which are actually chemicals very similar to the hormone estrogen. Isoflavones deal with many health issues; most important being the prevention of various cancers, heart disease, osteoporosis, etc.
    3. Soy milk has little saturated fat and no cholesterol.
    4. As it doesn't contain galactose, Soy milk can safely replace breast milk in children with Galactosemia.
    5. Soy milk lacks casein and is a good source of lecithin and vitamin E.
    6. Soy milk is safe for people with lactose intolerance, or milk allergy.
    7. It also helps in fighting the symptoms of menopause and in promoting eye health.

    Nutrition In Soy Milk
    This chart shows nutrients count in 250ml of plain soymilk.

    Regular Soymilk Lite Soymilk (reduced fat)
    Calories (gm) 140 100
    Protein (gm) 10.0 4.0
    Fat (gm) 4.0 2.0
    Carbohydrate (gm) 14.0 16.0
    Sodium (mg) 120.0 100.0
    Iron (mg) 1.8 0.6
    Riboflavin (mg) 0.1 11.0
    Calcium (mg) 80.0 80.0



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    Soy Nut Nutrition

    Soy nuts are a healthy and tasty source of nutrition, rich in protein, iron and dietary fiber. They are the by-product of soy beans. Soy beans are soaked in water, drained and then roasted or baked until crisp and brown, to give rise to the delicious snack - soy nuts. Soy nuts are similar to peanuts in terms of their flavor and texture. You can relish on the salted, unsalted, roasted or dry variants of soy nuts, which are readily available all through the year, in the grocery and natural food stores.

    You can top your salads, soups and casserole dishes with roasted soy nuts. Soy nuts can be mixed with dried fruits, nuts, chocolate chips etc to make a new yummy snack. They make an excellent combination with grain dishes as well. A great source of vitamins, antioxidants, iron and zinc, soy nuts are considered as a food for lowering the levels of bad cholesterol. Since they have not trans fat, you can munch a handful of soy nuts at any time - whether it is during the peak hours of office or at home. Apart from being a delicious snack item, soy nuts offer a lot of nutritional value as well. Given below is the complete list of the nutritional value of soy nuts.

    Nutritional Value Of Soy Nuts (Per 100g Salted Soy Nuts)

    Nutrient Nutritional Value
    Energy 471 kcal
    Water 2.0 g
    Protein 35.2 g
    Fat (total lipid) 25.4 g
    Fatty acids, saturated 3.7 g
    Fatty acids, mono-unsaturated 5.6 g
    Fatty acids, poly-unsaturated 14.3 g
    Carbohydrates 33.6 g
    Fiber 17.7 g
    Isoflavones 200 mg
    Calcium 138 mg
    Iron 3.9 mg
    Magnesium 145 mg
    Phosphorus 363 mg
    Potassium 1470 mg
    Sodium 163 mg
    Zinc 3.14 mg
    Copper 0.8 mg
    Manganese 2.2 mg
    Selenium 19.1 g
    Vitamin C 2.2 mg
    Thiamin 0.1 mg
    Riboflavin 0.145 mg
    Niacin 1.41 mg
    Panthotenic acid 0.45 mg
    Vitamin B6 0.21 mg
    Folic acid 211 g
    Vitamin B 12 0.0 g
    Vitamin A 200 IU
    Vitamin E 0.91 mg



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